The Two Mikes

The Two Mikes
Ever wanted to talk with someone about a book you just read? You could just join a book group and talk about it, drink a little, veer off on tangents, work back around to the book again, and finally wrap it up by picking the next book.

But what happens when the book you just read is about about hungry zombies or a haunted house, and your Eat, Pray, Love–reading friends aren’t really into reading it, much less discussing its finer points? That’s what we’re here for. We Two Mikes will be your virtual book group for discussing new and interesting and old and half-forgotten horror books.

If you want to follow along with us, look at the next forbidden book on the table and start reading.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Episode 70: Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls

Lacking the courage to read and discuss Helter Skelter, the Mikes instead read a book about the horror of grief, especially the horror of grieving for persons not yet dead.

It's Cocktail Time!

Tree Sap

In a shaker combine

  • 1 shot maple syrup
  • 2 shots blended scotch
  • 1 shot dry vermouth
Shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Stir with a maple twig.

Closing music: "Dark Was the Night" by Ry Cooder


Emphyrio said...

Hope you guys return soon.

I tried to read Michael Cisco's The Great Lover. After Rhys Hughes' introduction calling it "a perfect work of art," which puts him at a loss for words, except for the three pages of praise following, I was -- confused.

In the first twenty pages, Cisco refers to his (presumed) protagonist in both first and third person. Repeatedly. In adjacent sentences.

If there's a point, I'm missing it. said...

Hey there, Emphyrio. Glad you're still listening. We're still plugging away. New episode should be posted soon.

Sorry to hear Cisco's latest is disappointing. I'm guessing he's applying the cubist perspective Dylan used with "Tangled up in Blue," where you're getting several perspectives at once, but are left dealing with the irresolvable confusion that results. You'd better be doing it with a great melody, or nobody's gonna care.

Still, I'll keep up with Cisco's career. He still seems like one to watch.